September 10, 2021

Meet the New Amis Fellows for Quality and Safety

Sponsored by the ACR® Commission on Quality and Safety, the E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, Fellowship in Quality and Safety provides an opportunity for two radiology or radiation oncology residents to discover insights and gain experience with the ACR Department of Quality and Safety.

Here are some insights from our newly selected 2021 Amis Fellows:

Ariadne K. DeSimone, MD, MPH

Ariadne K. DeSimone, MD, MPH, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellow, Former Chief Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

“I spend my workdays learning about and practicing radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. However, my professional interests extend beyond the field of radiology to encompass the fields of public health, quality and safety, health policy and management. I began to explore these interests more fully in medical school, where I pursued a joint MD/MPH in Health Policy and Management. As a radiology resident, I supplemented and enhanced the traditional clinical radiology curriculum by seeking out and participating in activities, courses and experiences that could expand my exposure to and understanding of these specific disciplines.

Having attended ACR annual meetings, the RLI Summit and the RLI Leadership Essentials program, I can attest to the lasting impacts these programs have had on my professional development. I have not only learned an incredible amount, but have been repeatedly impressed by the big ideas and inspiring people. It seems only natural that I should return to the ACR for this fellowship. No doubt I will meet new people who think differently than I do while learning about new ideas and different ways of addressing problems. I welcome such challenges. My ultimate goal is to better understand quality and safety from a radiologist’s perspective; and in turn, find out how I can best contribute to the field and inspire others to do the same.”

Marina Moskalenko, MD

Marina Moskalenko, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado

"As the field of radiation oncology continues to expand and new technologies and innovations change how we practice, practitioners will constantly be presented with new challenges to effective patient care. It is critical to ensure these changes are not merely on a detached, objective, mechanical or computer-based level, but continuously integrated into a patient-focused treatment paradigm.

Equally important is the ability to anticipate the new quality and safety issues that will arise and be able to adapt and resolve them to ensure patient equity and best practices of care. I envision the E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, Fellowship in Quality and Safety will expand my contribution to patients and colleagues and help foster a culture and awareness of quality improvement that spans medical disciplines nationwide."